Pacing ourselves

With the gribs showing the best conditions for crossing the Hudson Strait to be Saturday and Sunday, we have been trying to get the best of the generally poor conditions by making early starts and tea time stops! The mainly northerlies are lighter up to around 2.00pm when 20kt headwinds kick in and we slow appreciably. For most of the time we have been sheltered from the worst of the seas by the myriad of outer islands that we have been zigzaging our way through. Sadly visibility has been poor to zero and we have not been able to get a good look at this spectacular coastline. We have been able to take our pick of the anchorages and having seen no-one since leaving Nain. We were surprised to be called up on the VHF radio shortly after dropping anchor in Village Bay. The callers turned out to be a small group of Kayakers making their way north and had left Nain (40nm away) 4 days earlier....and you thought we were mad! We have anchored for the night beneath towering cliffs in Anchorstock Bight on Ogualik (Cod) Island and will make an early start again tomorrow.